By Harvey Byrne
Everton’s odds of re-signing Manchester United attacker Wayne Rooney have tumbled, according to the latest bookmakers figures.
Sky Bet have priced the Toffees at 6/4 favourites to bring the 31-year-old back to Merseyside before the end of the summer transfer window on September 3.
It has seen a drop in price with the Sky Sports transfer centre blog (4.36pm) reporting that Rooney had been priced at 15/8 to make his Goodison Park return before a number of bets were made for him to join Everton.
The drop in odds has also seen Ronald Koeman’s side installed as the favourites to bring Rooney in this summer with any Chinese club now trailing behind at 13/8, while a Manchester United stay is priced at 3/1.
Rooney is a product of the Everton youth academy and made his senior debut for the side all the way back in August 2002.
He soon became an instant star and in 71 senior appearances for the Toffees he managed to return 15 goals before moving to Manchester United for a huge £25.6million fee in the summer of 2004.
The 119-time capped England international has since gone on to score 253 goals in 557 appearances for United and he has helped his team lift five Premier League trophies alongside a Champions League, FA Cup and three League Cups.
Rooney has however played a more reserved role in the Red Devils’ side this season under summer appointment Jose Mourinho and he may be looking for more first team opportunities elsewhere.
In other Everton transfer news, a report has detailed what could stall this Toffees striker deal.